hottest summer toronto

Summer 2016 was the hottest on record in Toronto

Summer might have come and gone in Toronto, but patio season is far from over. If you're still feeling the heat, it's probably because we just experienced the hottest summer on record in the city.

The Weather Network looked at the Daily Mean Temperature, or the average between the high and the low temperature of any given day, and according to that stat, 2016 was the hottest summer ever (well, at least since we started jotting down this data).

The mean temperature was 23.07 Celsius throughout the season.

"We also had 38 days when the temperature reached above 30 degrees, more than the three previous summers all together," senior climatologist David Phillips said.

When ranked using the daily maximum temperature, summer '16 drops to second on the all-time hottest list behind 2002. Still, when you consider that it was on average 3 degrees warmer this summer than last, it confirms the sense that this was an exceptional season.

While it's going to cool down a bit over the next few days, don't put away all of your summer clothes just yet. It's apparently supposed to stay warmish out for the next little while, and meteorologists even predict the possibility of temperatures in the 20s in November.

Photo by ~EvidencE~ in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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